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Poster: Scrim Date: Aug 9, 2007 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: August 9, 1995-Where were you when you heard the news?

I was at work, and I was really surprised how easy the news went down. I was expecting it sooner or later, and was prepared for it. But it was still weird.

For many of us, though, it was a new awakening. A new day. Everything was going to be a little different from that point on. I tightened the laces on my shoes, put my chin out, and marched into the war we call life with a new perspective. It was almost like parting ways with your baby blanket. The security was gone.

We are here, we are on our own.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Aug 9, 2007 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: August 9, 1995-Where were you when you heard the news?

Scrim pretty much summed up my experience. I too was at work and when someone told me; I was rather surprised at how unsurprised I felt. It was not a shock as anybody who'd seen the Spring tour could tell, one way or another the scene had evolved into something ugly and was coming to an end. It's too bad though that that's how it had to end.

It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that it really hit me though...and then I was a mess. Here's to you Jerry, for touching and enriching so many people's lives.

This post was modified by jackstraw86 on 2007-08-09 19:27:07